Lyrics

- These American Blues

Well, Bobby's gotta phone now

Nothin' left to find out

Burn the library down

No one ever came.

We were all indoors

Workin' on that high score

Don't pay no mind for the cops are on their way.

 

Somebody please, won't you help me out?

Do anything you can do.

They call it a dream, and I can't see how

I've been livin' these American Blues.

 

Put up a post and now you're fenced in

Who you gonna share it with?

Ain't nobody out there 

But friends with fake names.

Your memories are safe, dear

Don't worry bout a thing here

Gone up for sale, so you can't go hollar thief.

 

Somebody please, won't you help me out?

Do anything you can do

They call it a dream, and I can't see how

I've been livin' these American Blues

 

So easy, to find you babe

I read your profile, oh that's good enough for me.

 

Somebody Please, won't you help me out?

Do anything you can do

They call it a dream, and I can't see how

I've been livin' these American Blues.

 

Ain't The MAn to tell ya so

Won't you take each line

Take every melody

Ain't none of it mine

Ain't no use to me

Let them poets write

Bout the way the world goes

Cuz I ain't the man to tell ya so.

 

Honey turn away

From this old fool's talk

Ain't a good word to say

So go on and listen to the wall

You know love's the most

God awful pain I know

But I ain't the man to tell ya so.

 

Tell me I ain't wastin' my time

Don't nobody else but me wanna get high?

Ain't we all livin' the same life?

 

Go on and live a lie

So you know what's true

Go on and borrow twice

When what you owe is due

Always be too young

To be growing old

But I ain't the man to tell ya so.

No I ain't the man to tell ya so.

No I ain't the man to tell ya so.

 

 - Steal Me

Honey steal me, you got that voice it heals me

You put me at ease babe, a thousand miles away

Yes and one phone call, hear your sweet drawl

I was surrounded by evil, now that's all gone away

If I don't go insane before I get home to you

Write down everything that you wanna do

Oh babe I'm gonna hold ya to it.

 

Baby steal me, tell me honey come with me

You know this distance ain't easy, on this heart of mine

Yes and when I go, there won't be no cryin' no

Any time that the wind blows, it could be me rollin' in

Ah, just to see you again, and get close to you

Remind me everything that you wanna do

Oh babe, I hope you hold me to it.

I hope you hold me to it.

 

Steal me.

 

- Wrong way to hold a man

I go searchin' all alone, lookin' under every leaf and rock I know

Out in the dark to where the teasers go, everybody knows you there

Lord, if I'm your fool that's what I'll be, you dance so dirty every man can see

Ain't a single one of them knows about me, how I'm the one you call at night

Oh I feel like dying, and maybe soon, girl it just kills me laying next to you

Worried bout things you ain't put me through, so bad I can't sleep at night

Won't you bring me down, and I'll be damned, slide your body underneath my hands

I forget all my troubles and lose my head, girl I can't pull away

 

That's the wrong way to hold a man.

 

My poor heart won't let me be, I've always been my own worst enemy

Gotta have it any way that's hard on me, and girl you're just like a stone

Won't you lie to me just to ease my mind, tell me that you love me and that you're all mine

Won't you turn around and just take my life, I don't wanna know no more

It don't matter none, what I know, I ain't got the strength enough to let you go

Tell me what you want babe I'll believe it so, anything you wanna hear

 

That's the wrong way to hold a man.

 

Gonna be a long day

Gonna be a long day, baby be a long day

And you know why you suffer, don't you feel like a sucker

Gonna be a long day, it'll be long day

And you're already low, you got nowhere else to go

Gonna be a long day, for you babe

 

Gonna have a hard time, yeah you'll have a hard time

With stones in your way, callin' every woman baby

Gonna have a hard time, yeah you'll have a hard time

You're set for being used, ain't nothin' you can do

Gonna have a hard time, won't you child

 

Oh you think that everyone is just lyin' to you

When they tell you they know what you're goin' through

And how Jesus will pick you up when you're on your knees

Ain't you on your knees?

 

Oh, you must've took a wrong road, yeah you took a wrong road

Ain't nobody there, don't nobody care

You must've took a wrong road, yeah you took a wrong road

Boy where you been, to get in the shape you're in?

Gone and took a wrong road, some time ago

 

Gonna be a long day

 

- I'm Behind Ya

So afraid to get shot down, so you're lyin' on the ground now

Ain't no use in curlin' up, Babe I am behind ya

It don't matter how today goes, you're still worried bout tomorrow

All them doubts they're gonna mess you up, Babe I am behind ya

 

I heard today the blues died, he saved Lucille from a house fire

I guess all our time is runnin' out, Babe I am behind ya

Honey I ain't got a damn clue, how we always seem to pull through

But I know it's gonna all work out, Babe I am behind ya

 

Got just what you wanted, yeah babe here come's your company

Go on girl just dream it up, don't you know I am behind ya?

Oh I'll be runnin' when you're callin', yeah I'll be more than just you're best friend

Girl I cannot express enough, Babe I am behind ya

 

Oh I am behind ya

Babe I am behind ya

Don't you know I am behind ya

 

-Held in high regard

You roll on air and you move like smoke

Lay your heart bare everywhere you go

Confined to a road goin' on and on

And everybody knows your name

Lean on in, won't you clear your throat

Sure can't quit cuz you're in the throes

Give all your love up for a song

Oh get out the sad baptist rain

 

Held in high regard

You been chained to the prison yard

You need someone to tell ya just who you are

Oh you been held in high regard

 

Waltz on stage honey take your seat

Folks gettin' high on the Tulsa heat

Nobody gives a damn except you and me

Til everybody knows your name

 

Held in high regard

You been chained to the prison yard

You need someone to tell you just who you are

Oh you been held in high regard

 

Waiting Game

Honey we can slow talk, you ain't gotta take your clothes off

Won't you cook a mean meal for me

You grew up a country kid, ridin' bare back horses

Home schooled up until your teens

Tom boy now a woman, sweet face and salty tongue

Don't you love to dance, don't you love to sing

You're standin' here in my kitchen, got me locked in a big grin

Just playin' that waiting game

 

Waitng game, playing that waiting game honey on me

Waiting game, playing that waiting game

 

All them women wanna hate ya, cuz all them boys they wanna chase ya

You wanna good time with both

Ah girl ain't you been itchin' everything you got you're gonna ditch it

Head overseas to a land of hope

Oh yeah your mind's made up now, get there even if you don't know how

You leavin' ain't a strange thing

But when tomorrow is yesterday, you gonna hold onto your dream

Just playin' that waiting game

 

Waiting game, playing that waiting game honey on me

Waiting game, playing that waiting game

 

Don't care none (but I used to)

Well, papa's come to check to see the pears on the ground

Any chance he get he leavin' mama at the house

 Jumpin' in the truck just to drive around town

Don't care none, but he used tah

 

I seen you comin' baby miles away

You got another man and the nerve to wave

I just keep it goin' just doin' my thang

Don't care none, but I used tah

 

Well I got me a job but I ain't got cash

Any time I run I just fall on my ass

Easy findin' love, hard to make it last

Don't care none, but I used tah

 

Oh my daddy's gettin' old and my mama's done gone

Lord, it's gonna kill me just to sing these songs

Wonder sometimes how to keep it goin' on

Don't care none, but I used tah

 

Well, papa's come to check to see the pears on the ground

Any chance he get he leavin' mama at the house

Jumpin' in the truck just to drive around town

Dont' care none, but he used tah

Don't care none, but I used tah

Don't care none, but I used tah

 

Your blue eyes give you away

Your blue eyes give you away

All your hurt, all your trouble, it hangs on your face

You can tell me you're good, I can tell when you ain't

Your blue eyes give you away

 

Still can't quite figure out where you're goin'

You been searchin' for reasons to keep carryin' on

Oh you laugh it's a joke, I don't care what you say

Your blue eyes give you away

 

Oh you're smilin' all the time

What a perfect fence to hide behind

Oh but I see right through

Go on and tell me what it is that has been botherin' you

 

Cuz your blue eyes give you away

All your hurt, all your trouble, it hangs on your face

You can tell me you're good, I can tell when you ain't

Your blue eyes give you away

Your blues eyes give you away

 

Central Time

Boys it a hot one, and I saw a girl down in Tucson

She had half of her clothes on, runnin' through my mind

Yes and I'm gone, crossin' Texas and back home

Back on Central Time

 

Oh girl to tell the truth, I never thought that I'd miss you

Half as much as I do, out here on the grind

Yes and I can't wait, to wrap you up in that OK state

Back on Central Time

 

Oh desert dust heavy on my face

But when I get hold of you, I ain't lettin' you get away

Try and get away

 

Don't think I told ya, left my heart in California

I gotta piece that I'll loan ya, baby for a while

Yes I'll be your man, with all the lovin that I can stand

Back on Central Time

 

Oh I've been out, two weeks on the road

And when I get home to you, I ain't lettin' you go

Thought I'd let you know

I only want one thing now, take these boots off in my home town

Take your hand and lay you down, right there by my side

Baby just me and you, blazin' it up like young kids do

Back on Central Time

Baby just me and you, we do whatever we want to

Back on Central Time

 

Love comes around

Why am I so lonely, broke and hurting

When every woman I know, tells me I'm such a nice man

I think you know the reason, sayin' boy take it easy

Don't go losin' your mind, over every smile that points in your direction

 

It ain't far to fall when you're livin' way down low

And if you forget about yourself for a while and let love go

It comes around one day

 

You tell me you don't love me, you don't really even want me

Say you've lost your desire, what seems like overnight and babe I just don't understand

You know that ain't the real thing, that's cold and it's fleeting

And if it ain't all the time, for the rest of your life I can't be your man

 

It ain't far to fall when you're livin' way down low

And if you forget about yourself for a while and let love go

It comes around one day